Arrest Warrants Issued in Thackerville Murder

4-27-06 - Arrest warrants have been issued for two suspects accused of murdering 49-year-old Rufus Thomas Lowrey.

Eighteen-year old Shawn Leggett and 18-year-old Timothy Byford have been on the run since early Monday morning possibly in Lowrey’s 2003 GMC Yukon dark gray in color.

Lowrey was shot and killed inside a rest stop bathroom Monday in Thackerville. Police found a burning SUV one mile north of the homicide scene. The two suspects have warrants out for stealing that vehicle in North Carolina.

If you spot the suspects, please call the OSBI Hotline at 1-800-522-8017 or your local law enforcement agency.